The Top Internet of Things Popular Information Sources

The Most Popular Internet of Things Information Sources

Connecting devices and lives across the planet

Connecting devices and lives across the planet

What is the Internet of Things (IOT)

There are many trends and changes throughout the planet that will impact all out lives through society. The Internet of Things (IOT) is once such trend. Already we have seen how the internet has impacted people, government, society and business. This is just the start for a future where many different internets may be created and yet the Internet of Things is how everyday items will turn into connected devices allowing to receive and/or send data.


This development has already impacted several millions of connected devices and is recognized by the industry leaders across the globe as a significant growth area. IOT will impact everyone and almost “everything” and thus some care in understanding the development and security risks are important.

Life and business interact off and online.

Life and business interact off and online.

  • Life: The technology now in your smartphone is rapidly becoming powerful enough to transfer into everyday objects. Think smart lights, shades, ovens, cars, vacuum cleaners, washing machines, fridges, food produce, clothing, tools, doors, air conditioning etc. Your consumer choice and decisions through IOT connected devices can provide more automation, cost and energy savings and improved remote control of your home environment.

  • Business: The business ecosystem today is very different from that in 1980. Many small,medium and large companies and industries have gone out of business by not adjusting to changing technology fast enough. If you want your business to retain value for the market and exist in 10 years then ensure you have considered IOT within it's strategy.

List Information collection method

This list has been generated after I placed an open question to over 56400 members of a shared LinkedIn group that covers the area of the Internet Of Things. I asked for the Top sources of information they use. This strong response was generated by over 40 expert and interested contributors which I share with you here for wider interest and insight.


A powerful medium of information

A powerful medium of information


The IOT Podcast      

This is shared at the top of my list as I personally have subscribed to the show hosted by Stacy Higginbotham. The show has a mix of home and industrial devices plus changes and trends. It offers some real world application insights but you will need to listen to a few shows to gain the mix of inputs.

The Smart Home Show

The Smart Home Show features interviews with smart home leaders, analysis of the latest smart home news and the occasional Q&A and product review with Michael Wolf.  

The Home Tech

The Home tech website and weekly podcasts is hosted by Seth Johnson and Jason Griffing. A focus on go-to resources for information on the latest technology trends, including the IOT, home automation and much more 

The Digital Media Zone 

Every other week, the show runs through industry news, takes a closer look at interesting products, shares project ideas, or presents topics for information and education purposed. The host Richard Gunther is joined by a rotation of co-hosts and guests. 


Presented by Randy Komisar offers a high quality broad mix of themes that affect and effect IOT including cyber security, big data and the growth of devices and connectivity.


This solid show hold an average 1 hour to cover a wide spread of areas with IOT and is hosted by Bruce Sinclair.

IOT INC also run Video Blogs

Far stuff the IOT podcast 

Hosted by Andreea Borcea and Charles Wiltgen, the show has a focus on the manufacturers and fans of IOT. A range of subjects from CEO insights and plans to device level discussion. Far stuff the IOT podcast.  

Blogging has moved hand written form to a global audience

Blogging has moved hand written form to a global audience


The list of blogs is endless so I offer you a link to another list of IOT blogs as mentioned from within the LinkedIn community. 


If you follow your news on Twitter and like to engage then this suggestion from Ritesh Mehta is just for you!



  1. Here is a list of the top IOT accounts to follow on Twitter (add JAMSO also )

  2. YouTube : Spark Fun Electronics

  3. Google + : Internet of Things as a community on Google+ with over 4500 members

JAMSO EXTRA BONUS : Here is a list of the Top 100 IOT Thinkers

We are connected from the streets to mountains

We are connected from the streets to mountains

Special Thanks to one contributor of my question from within the LinkedIn group community. Doug Hohulin provided this list of reading material for anyone interested in IOT:

The Creative Destruction of Medicine, The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands - Eric Topol

The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies Bryn Jolfsson, Erik; McAfee, Andrew

Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think ; and Bold: How to Go Big, Make Bank, and

Better the World - Steven Kotler, Peter H. Diamandis

The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism– Jeremy Rifkin

IWPC Conf: Building Blocks Towards an Internet of Connected Things (IoT)

Enchanted Objects- David Rose --- Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation - Tyler Cowen

Glass Gage, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains - Nicholas Carr

Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better- Thompson, Clive

“The most human human” by Brian Christian –“what Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us about Being Alive.

The Other Brain: How New Discoveries about the Brain Are Revolutionizing Medicine and Science -Douglas Fields

Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy - McKinsey Global Institute

Infinite Progress: How the Internet and Technology Will End Ignorance, Disease, Poverty, Hunger, and War - Byron Reese
IOT from device to human

I trust this list will provide you enough material to remain interested and excited about the internet of things. This subject has already been identified and introduced in my prior article DEVICES, CONNECTIONS AND SECURITY ACROSS THE INTERNET OF THINGS 

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